The main Audyssey speaker level calibration is under Audio- speakers- Levels, but when you select a channel to adjust it In that menu it’s not taking into account the filters Audyssey set. So if you play a set of tones on a disc its complete with the filters but when you go back into the main levels setting it starts playing those and not the ones on disc. However there is another settiming to alter speaker ch levels under the options button but say you set +2db for the centre whilst using hdmi 1 input you would need to go back in and adjust it again for hdmi 2 etc etc.I'm happy with how things are right now.
I usually run center 2dB hot but it depends on the movie.
Pretty much every AVR and processor (except Trinnov) I have tested has the problem, that they can adjust the level going to the center speaker but not the level of the center channel. This means that if you boost "center" it's boosted above the crossover but not below, if you have a high crossover it can make some voices sound thin.
I'm not into boosting subs, I don't like the step going through the crossover, sounds horrible to me. For the odd movie where bass is lacking or everything sounds harsh, I much prefer to use tone controls to adjust the slope of the response instead of turning channels up and down. Much more gradual boost as the frequency drops, sounds better I think.
1 or 2 dB down in treble and 2 or 4 or sometimes 5 up in bass tone controls sounds much better to me than turning up the subs and turning the volume down.
The processor I just got has some adjustable loudness control but I haven't started testing how that works and finding out if it's beneficial yet.
Sorry, I've never had any Denon or Marantz equipment, so that doesn't make a lot of sense to me. How can speaker levels be input dependent, that sounds a bit mad?
To be honest I was more than happy with the speakers I had previously but was seeking a new centre for a little bit better dialogue, since then I’ve spent £1200 odd on 7 new MA speakers and had nothing but a headache since!!. If it ain’t broke ….